March 2003 Newsletter

Dear Friends,

Across the river and about a half mile upstream from our home-based village of Tricotte lies the village of Nan-Paul.  Approximately 1000 people living in primitive huts scattered throughout the hillside region make up this village called Nan-Paul.  For many years the voodoo religion has held the people in its terrible grip.

However, over the past few years Christians have made small roads into this dark society.  The lure of an education has enticed a few young people to walk to the school in Tricotte each day.  Much more than an education was received, however, for they also heard the wonderful good news of salvation through Jesus Christ.  In August of 2001 over 40 children and one woman in her 40’s became Christians as a youth team from Sunrise Baptist Church shared testimonies, music and the gospel.  As a result of that response, it was evident that we needed to start a children’s church in the village to help these new spiritual babes grow in their faith. Continue Reading →